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If I am making a structural modification to my home, do I need a building permit?

Always
50%
Most of the time
42%
Some of the time
7%
Question: If I am making a structural modification to my home, do I need a building permit?
Top Answer (50% of 14 votes): Always.

Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Depending on your jurisdiction any Structural Modification may require an Engineered document and a building permit. It is advised to conduct work under a permit to protect the value of the home and to make it easier to sell in the future.
BE Structural PC
Answer: Always
Explanation: Money talks but it does not always assure your safety. The source of most violations is paying off the building inspector and you are buying trouble.
JL & A STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
Answer: Always
Explanation: Anytime you are changing anything on your house that involves adding or removing a structure you need a building permit
Artis Engineeeing
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Answer: Always
Explanation: That's my understanding of the building codes in my state.
ACRE Engineers & Land Surveyors
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: This is not really our field, but I believe you would need a permit some of the time - best to check with the local authorities.
LAW OFFICES/STEVEN W. WEINRIEB
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: most of the time unless you are out side the city limit or any permitting jurisdiction
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